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From "Simeon H.K. Fitch" <sim...@fitch.net>
Subject Re: Proposed Enhancement to "ant.bat" script
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2000 01:36:11 GMT
On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 09:59:26AM -0800, Craig R. McClanahan wrote:
<snip>
> 
> In order to simulate this capability on the Windows platform, I propose that the
> following line be added before Ant is actually executed:
> 
>     if exist "%HOME%\antrc_pre.bat" call "%HOME%\antrc_pre.bat"
> 
> and the following line after Ant is executed:
> 
>     if exist "%HOME%\antrc_post.bat" call "%HOME%\antrc_post.bat"
> 
> Why two scripts?  Because in the Unix case you typically set environment
> variables that affect only the script that is currently running, whereas in
> Windows the environment variables are essentially global.  Having two scripts
> would let you set up (for example) a custom classpath in the antrc_pre.bat
> script, and clean it up again in antrc_post.bat.
> 
> What do you think?
> 

I like it! +1. Seems only fair to give those impaired with Windows as
much of the Unix power as we can share ;-)

sim

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